11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
O.k. the cover artwork doesn't do the best job in telling you this is what you need when you are a fan of the Super Hornet and Growler.
But it is.
The photography is state of the art as are the reproductions, no matter if they are double spreads, single pages or the smaller ones used to illustrate statements or technical details. Every picture helps you get a better feeling for this tremendous jet.
But of course that is not all.
Brad Elward has done a fabulous job in explaining the jet: the entire process of development - why make a Super Hornet and not go for a new project, etc., it's place in the US Navy, USAF (incl. detailed deployments) and the Royal Australian… Read more
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Trying to explain why you need to read Steve Canyon is like trying to sell Asterix to the French or Tintin to the Belgians.
You like adventure, some of the finest storytelling in graphic novels ever, terrific drawing and composition, multi-layered characters (male as well as female) and you haven't heard of Steve Canyon? That just can't be!
It's the best edition ever - and for a good price. The printing (both color and b&W) is top notch as is the paper and the binding.
Oh, and start saving for the coming volumes.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I took a little while before I decided to look into this book. After all there already are some fine books on Operation Anaconda. Would I really need another one on the subject?
After having read it I can tell you that if you really want to get to the bottom of things you in fact need to get this one and this one only.
Sean Naylor's Not A Good Day To Die was really good, especially with the detailed accounts on the preparations, as were others concentrating on Roberts Ridge.
But since their publication some years have passed.
Lester W. Grau and Dodge Billingsley have had access to new information and combined it into a masterpiece on the battle.
I… Read more